Monthly Archives: June 2012

La citadelle du crime: Citadel or crime makes money

La citadelle du crime « Criminalités numériques. 11 February 2012 the post is in French, but a few fundamental facts confirm what I have been writing many times: crime makes money and particularly cybercrime. A botnet named Citadel (came out … Continue reading

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Telco’s pledge re HR obligations

Business & Human Rights : Links. [PDF] Telco Action Plan – Respecting Human Rights: Ten Steps and Implementation Objectives for Telecommunications Companies 23 May 2012

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Lulzera bien qui lulzera le dernier | Chaire de recherche du Canada en sécurité, identité et technologie. Benoit Dupont, 6 march 2012 In French, but with links to documents in English about LulzSec arrests and co. The title of the … Continue reading

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Joke or menace? context is all

BBC News – Paul Chambers airport bomb tweet appeal to be heard again. 28 May 2012 Interesting to see that the High Court judges could not agree on whether Paul Chambers’ tweet should be taken seriously or not, hence would … Continue reading

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Privacy: death or transitory stage?

I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did – Social Networks and the Death of Privacy – By Lori Andrews – Book Review – 27 January 2012 This is an article I came to indirectly via … Continue reading

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Copyright, piracy and proportionality

Does The Punishment Fit The Crime? Is Manslaughter An Equivalent Crime To Copyright Infringement? | Techdirt. 31 August 2011 A post that highlights, by refering to another article (in French, translation OK), part of the absurdity of criminalising copyright infringement. … Continue reading

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Don’t preach what you don’t do

China Gleefully Uses UK Desire For Censorship To Validate Its Own Censorship | Techdirt. 12 August 2011 About the riots in England, but the same can be said about Europe having sold surveillance technologies over the years to most Middle … Continue reading

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The use of social networking: crime and no crime

Court Finds Law Blocking Teachers From Friending Students ‘Staggering’; Blocks Implementation | Techdirt. 29 August 2011 Even though Facebook must be used with precaution by teachers, if they link with their pupils/students, to ban it outright becomes silly. It is … Continue reading

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Lies, computer detection and humans

Can A Computer Pick Out Fake Online Reviews When Humans Can’t? | Techdirt. 22 August 2011 It is an interesting study for several reasons. First, it seems to say that algorythms can detect some lies (the example here was fake … Continue reading

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Workplace behaviours are not all crimes

Is Destroying A Hard Drive On A Work Issued Computer The Equivalent Of Hacking Or Fraud? | Techdirt. 6 Septmber 2011 To equate replacing a hard drive (after having destroyed the old one to wipe out information) with fraud or … Continue reading

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